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Dr. Gourisankar Degala, MD

Gastroenterologist

Professional statement

Dr. Degala graduated from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training, Gastroenterology Fellowship, and Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, Michigan. After fellowship, he joined the teaching faculty of the Division of Gastroenterology at Henry Ford Hospital and Health System before joining Advanced Digestive Care, PA. He has a special clinical interest is endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of complete disorders of the pancreas and biliary tract. Dr. Degala specializes in advanced therapeutic endoscopic procedures including ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound, HALO/BARRX radiofrequency ablation therapy, endoscopic mucosal resection, and enteral stenting. Dr. Degala is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is also an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Gastroenterological Association.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Henry Ford Hospital, Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy
  • Henry Ford Hospital, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
  • Henry Ford Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1245440361

Office locations

Advanced Digestive Care

920 South Myrtle Ave

Clearwater, FL 33756

Advanced Digestive Care

3280 North McMullen Booth Road, Suite 140

Clearwater, FL 33761

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Friendly, professional.
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Very professional. Show that he really cares about his patients
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Dr. Degala is never in a rush. He is truly interested in my health.
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Everyone at Dr. Degala’s office was simply wonderful. I couldn’t have asked for a better team of professionals—from the receptionist to the nurse to the PA to the doctor to the scheduler. Just a fantastic experience! Now I just have theactual colonoscopy to look forward to. But everyone reassured me that it would go smoothly. ??
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Knowledgeable and heard all my concerns
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I learned a lot from Dr. Degala. I enjoyed my office visit. Staff was so very friendly and professional. A BIG Thank You!!
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I have been seeing Dr Degala for over a year. He is at the top of his profession. I am glad I was referred to him. I have very complicated problems but he was able to identify the and put me back on track with a solution.
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Dr. Degala is a great Doctor. He takes time to listen. He explains things and give suggestions. I have gone to him for a few years and would not ever want to change .
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Dr. Degala gave me the best news today that the Harvoni that I am taking is working. Best news that I have got about my Hep C in almost 30 years. He is one a kind. Anyone who goes to himwill benefit by his care. Forever grateful that I did.
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Great doctor and easy to talk to!
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Saw the Dr 1 hour and 45 mins after my appointment time. The person at front desk admitted it was normal for the office to be behind schedule.... the Dr was nice, but wait time unacceptable.
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This office is the best. The staff are so nice, helpful and importantly, very informative. Dr. Degala is pleasant, conversational, and also very thorough. I've really never been so surprised to have actually enjoyed a visit to a doctors office.Dr. office visits are normally so routine and humdrum. This was a pleasure to get the treatment I received by the staff members I interacted with and also the kindness and professionalism of Dr. Degala. I highly recommend.
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As always Dr. Degala listens to your medical concerns, offers suggestions and orders appropriate tests when necessary. He takes an interest in your medical care.
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Office staff courteous, friendly and helpful. Doctor was thorough in his explanations and very knowledgeable. If you need a GI doctor in the Clearwater area, this is the one.
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My first time here and was very encouraged about upcoming procedure. I will have no hesitation in whatever procedures may follow.
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Excellet professional attitude and very knowledgeable. Good doctor patient relationship and he is very compassionate.
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He is one of the most caring, compassionate Dr.'s I have ever been to.. Really cares about his patients, acts like he has all the time in the world to answer your questions and concerns..
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My daughter has special needs and my Husband and I could not be happier with the way Dr. DeGalla is with our daughter . He is patient , kind and really takes the time to hear our concerns , and thengets to the resolution. I highly recommend him !
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Always a great visit and conversation.
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He is a caring, concerned physician - I recommend him highly, even though we haven't found out what my problem is yet, he is working with me.
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He has a great personality I felt very comfortable talking to him
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As far as the meeting and information exchanged with Dr. Degala, I couldn't have asked for the meeting to have been any better. However, the day before, we received a telephone call from a female staff member advising us there wasno stone and to make an appointment to see him in a year. This info was totally misleading due to the Doctor reviewing my MRCP results and prescribing additional medicine during this meeting. This could have resulted in a very serious condition concerning my health.. This however doesn't change my opinion of the Doctor and I have complete faith in him.
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I like Dr. Degala. He is never in a hurry. He is patient, asks if you have questions & explains things so that if you are a lay person you have no difficulty understanding. Office staff is friendly, helpful & also patient.
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This was my first visit with Dr. Degala. I needed to schedule a colonoscopy (which I did). I found Dr. Degala to be prompt, courteous, thorough and very professional. I will have to update once I have my colonoscopy. For rightnow, I have no reservations in having him do this procedure.
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I was very pleased. His. PA was wonderful also. I was pleased with their professionalism. They answered all my questions. The entire staff was great.
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His treatment has greatly improved my well being. I have the utmost confidence in him.
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Dr Degala answers all my questions so I have a complete understanding, explains thoroughly the next step in my treatment and has a very pleasant manner. I would definitely recommend him!!!
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Dr. Degala is a very good and kind doctor.
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It was a professional office
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I called Dr. Degala's office on Monday and they were able to see me on Wednesday, as I had unfortunately waited a week with symptoms. Dr. Degala was as usual professional and caring and took many steps to take care of my problem.
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I really liked Dr. Degala. He explained things that I did not understand before. I am more at ease at getting this next procedure done than I was before this appointment today :) Thank You.
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I was seen by Angie who was fabulous! My colonoscopy date is not satisfactory. I have to have this done before the new year or will have to wait until next November. That's a problem right now. The woman I spokewith was pretty rude, telling me everyone waits till the end of the year for insurance reasons. Wish I'd known that in advance! When I made the appt. I was told it would be no problem, now it is.
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Professional, Courteous and Knowledgable.
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Very kind, willing to make my next appointment when it was convenient for me. The whole staff was excellent. Carolee
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Dr Degala & Staff take care of my health issues with a professional & friendly manner, from Check In with Denita to Vitals & Record Updates with Leisa to Examination with Dr Degala, my questions are answered & I am keptin the loop of what is being done now & long term to manage my health.
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Very thorough !
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The best doctor. Cares about his patients and really listens to their concerns.
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I've been dealing with my issue for several years. I believe, finally, that Dr. Degala really has an interest into finding the cause and, hopefully, the cure. His staff is amazingly kind and helpful.
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The staff & Dr Degala are very thorough & considerate, they take the time to answer my concerns & questions,
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I've been with Dr. D nearly three years after parting with another Gastro specialist with whom I worked four years. Dr. Degala is a excellent communicator who listens to the patient. You are given a computerized handout upon leafing that coversyour list of medications, your medical history, current status, and suggested recommendations.
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nice people
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very thorough, very concerned, listened to my questions & answered them all
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Professional and caring.
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I was very pleased with his knowledge and experience
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He listens to what you are saying and answers questions
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Dr. Degala is one of those physicians who really listens to you. He seems to genuinely care about my health and offers suggestions to increase my well being. He provides up to date information regarding my condition that is appreciated.
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Doctor Degala and his staff are outstanding.
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The visit was very informing and within an hour I had all paperwork filled out everyon was very friendly and courteous.
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Love him,
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My visit with Dr.Degalla was very professional and very helpful he's a great Dr.
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